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TiE International Angel Investment Group awards close to $400k during the 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition

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HOUSTON, TX – 20-April-2016 – The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) RBPC Angel Investment group awarded nearly $400,000 during the 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) to a handful of technology start-ups revolutionizing the health care and robotics industries. This group, consisting of entrepreneurs and investors from across the globe, converged on Houston to host a three-day mentoring boot-camp, before judging the RBPC, the world’s richest and largest business plan competition.

“TIE and RBPC have over a decade long relationship in delivering actionable efforts to entrepreneurial ventures…” Said Aruna Viswanathan, President (TiE Houston) adding, “We believe the RBPC demonstrates how Houston supports the innovation economy. TIE Houston looks forward to showing our continued commitment to entrepreneurship through our global network of mentors and investors in bringing these breakthrough technologies to market.”

This group of 25 investors from the US, Europe and Asia, through the TiE RBPC Angels, will seek to invest in five university-based innovative start-ups while providing support to the entrepreneurs through mentorship. These start-ups include:

Bold Diagnostics (Northwestern University); Gecko Robotics (Carnegie Mellon University); Oncolinx (Dartmouth/Harvard); PreDxion Bio (University of Michigan);


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